Thanks to the ingenuity of brands like New Balance, running shoes continue to influence athletic footwear in other sports. Case in point, the NB 2002 golf shoe.

A brand known for high quality running shoes, New Balance’s running roots are evident even in its fast-growing golf collection. The new NB Golf 2002 model brings that running shoe comfort to the golf course with a plush REVlite midsole that provides exceptional cushioning despite its 11.4-ounce weight. Along with a 10mm drop, the shoe features a low-profile Champ ONE-Lok Zarma Tour (try saying that five times fast) cleat system that helps with stability, allowing golfers to put out a more powerful swing.

Along with running-shoe comfort, it looks like New Balance also carried over the aesthetics of running shoes to its new golf shoe. If it wasn’t for the cleats on the sole, the shoe’s microfiber leather upper could potentially help it pass as a running shoe—a compliment, really, for any type of performance footwear.

The NB Golf 2002 is available now in three initial color offerings.


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